CPD Bridges | Corporate Rescue Mechanisms: Current Framework and Proposed Reforms

12 Oct 2023 - Thu / 1 day / 3:30pm - 5:30pm / Raja Aziz Addruse Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Wisma Badan Peguam Malaysia 2 Leboh Pasar Besar, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

This seminar will discuss the current legal framework for business recovery and insolvency in Malaysia, covering administration, restructuring, stakeholder roles, and recommendations for reform.

Member: RM 90
Law Student: RM 45
Pupil in Chambers: RM 45
Non-Member: RM 180
Organisers: Bar Council

CPD Points: 2
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In this seminar, we will explore the ever-evolving landscape of corporate rescue mechanisms.

Our speakers will share insights on the nuances of the current legal framework governing business recovery and insolvency in Malaysia. From exploring the intricacies of administration and restructuring, to dissecting the roles of stakeholders in distressed companies, this seminar will provide an overview of the existing landscape.

But that’s not all. This seminar will also look at recommendations for reform aimed at reshaping the future of corporate rescue through discussions on potential legislative changes, enhanced creditor protections, and new avenues for debt restructuring.

Join us to stay ahead of the curve, whether you are a legal professional, financial expert, or business leader, and gain actionable insights into the current framework and the transformative reforms on the horizon.


Claudia Cheah, Partner, Skrine; Asia Regional Membership Vice Director, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Claudia is a Partner at Skrine and co-heads the Banking & Finance Litigation and Insolvency & Restructuring practice. She has 24 years of experience in commercial and civil litigation matters, and has represented creditors as well as debtors in a myriad of insolvency-related disputes. She was a contributing writer to two textbooks, Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia (2019) and Restructuring and Insolvency: A Commentary (2023). She is a founding member and the immediate Past Co-Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”) Malaysia Network, and is currently the Asia Regional Membership Vice Director of IWIRC.

Anoopal Kaur, Partner, Baker Tilly Malaysia; Founding Member, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Malaysia Network

Anoopal is an insolvency practitioner with over 15 years of experience in corporate recovery and restructuring, consisting of liquidation, receivership, scheme of arrangement exercises and debt restructuring exercises for companies and partnerships. She has also been involved in various corporate rescue mechanism exercises in Malaysia, which includes the Judicial Management and Corporate Voluntary Arrangement exercise. Additionally, she has also been involved in forensic accounting and litigation support work. Anoopal’s key portfolios include industries involved in property development, construction, mall operations, manufacturing, food and beverage, as well as provident fund, legal partnerships and safety training centres, amongst others. She was also involved in a Commercial Mediation Scheme in Singapore that resulted in a successful settlement between parties, and most recently in a Judicial Management appointment that resulted in the approval of the Statement of Proposal that was presented to the creditors of the company. Anoopal is also one of the founding members of IWIRC Malaysia Network and currently sits on the Board for the same.

Leong May Lee, Managing Director, Perun Consultants; Past Co-Chair, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Malaysia Network

Leong May Lee is the Managing Director of Perun Consultants (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (“Perun Consultants”), which is part of an independent and boutique advisory services firm with offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Singapore. Prior to joining Perun Consultants, May Lee was a Partner with the Strategy and Transactions practice of Ernst & Young PLT in Malaysia. May Lee is a restructuring advisory specialist and an approved Liquidator with 32 years of experience in the provision of restructuring solutions covering financial restructuring, distressed mergers and acquisitions, independent business reviews, creditor advisory, legal entity rationalisation, working capital management, and corporate insolvency. Her clients comprise private corporates, public-listed companies, multinational companies, local and foreign investment and commercial banks, sovereign wealth funds, and government agencies. Her portfolio of clients operate across numerous industries, including oil and gas, shipping, maritime infrastructure construction, real estate and construction, financial services, power generation, retail, and consumer products manufacturing. She was a contributing writer of two books titled Law and Practice of Corporate Insolvency in Malaysia and
Restructuring and Insolvency: A Commentary, both published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2019 and 2023, respectively. May Lee is a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Past Co-Chair of IWIRC Malaysia Network.

Terms and Conditions

Event Policy

Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Cancellations must be made in writing.

If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.


Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:

  • Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
  • No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.

The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.


You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.


CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.


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  • Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
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  • No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).



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